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Hope, Utopia and Creativity in Higher Education Pedagogical Tactics for Alternative Futures,9781474261654

Hope, Utopia and Creativity in Higher Education Pedagogical Tactics for Alternative Futures

Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 1/12/2017
Publisher(s): Bloomsbury Academic
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Reappraising ideas associated with Ernst Bloch, Roland Barthes and Gaston Bachelard within the context of a utopian pedagogy, Hope, Utopia and Creativity in Higher Education reframes the transformative, creative and collaborative potential of education offering new concepts, tactics and pedagogical possibilities. Craig A. Hammond explores ways of analysing and democratising not only pedagogical conception, knowledge and delivery, but also the learning experience, and processes of negotiation and peer-assessment. Hammond shows how the incorporation of already existent learner hopes, daydreams, and creative possibilities can open up new opportunities for thinking about popular culture and memory, learning and knowledge, and collaborative communities of support. Drawing together theoretical and cultural material in a teaching and learning environment of empowerment, Hammond illustrates that formative articulations of alternative, utopian futures, across sociological, humanities, and education studies subjects and curricula, becomes possible.

Author Biography

Craig A. Hammond is Research & Scholarship Leader at the University Centre Blackburn College (an Associate College of Lancaster University), UK.

Table of Contents

List of Plates
Introduction: Critical Pedagogies – Horizons of Possibility
Part I: Tactics: Conceptualising Hope, Utopia & Creativity
1. Ernst Bloch, Hope and Utopia: The Stuff of Possibility
2. Roland Barthes: Punctum! The Death of the Author
3. Gaston Bachelard: Poetics, Space & Daydreaming
Part II: Pedagogical Strategies for Creative Possibilities
4. Dérive and Détournement: Pedagogical Strategies for Creative Engagement
5. Bye Bye Badman: The Redemption of Hope through Popular Culture
6. The Wisdom of the Crowd: Liberating Creativity
Part III: Learner Stories, Reflections and Projections
7. A Garland of Rhythms
8. Encounters, Stories, Connections
9. Beyond the Trace: Reflections from Past Learners
10. Elpis/Eidos – Elpeidetics: Hopeful Visions?
Appendix 1: Student Contact Emails
Appendix 2: Student Information, Questionnaire and Permissions

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